Commission on the Social Status of African-American Males

The Commission shall consist of fifteen (15) voting members. Each member shall be appointed by the group or organization whom he/she represents within Michigan City unless otherwise specified herein below. The appointments shall be made as follows:

The mayor shall appoint seven (7) members to a two year term. Those seven appointments shall consist of members from the following groups as follows:

  1. Three appointments from the justice system;
  2. One member nominated by the county Labor coalitions;
  3. One member nominated by a neighborhood group association; and
  4. One member from a workforce development agency, career tech center or higher education institution
  5. One member chosen by the mayor

Eight (8) appointments shall be made by the Common Council of the City of Michigan City on a yearly basis and shall be members of or participants in the following groups and entities:

  1. One (1) from the Human Rights Commission
  2. One (1) from the Minority Health Partners
  3. One (1) from the Swanson Center
  4. One (1) from the Ministerial Associations
  5. One (1) Michigan City Resident Appointed by Common Council
  6. One (1) from the Michigan City Area Schools
  7. One (1) from the NAACP
  8. One (1) member of the Common Council Appointed by the Common Council

Meetings: 12:00 PM on the second Wednesday of the month in the Mayor's Conference Room at City Hall.

The Reverend Bill J. Ashley Memorial Education Scholarship.

Current Members

Mr. Kerry Hogan
President
term expires: 04-20-2023
Mayor Appointment

Mrs. Faye Moore - Eastport Neighborhood Association
term expires: 01-01-2024
Mayor Appointment

Ms. Stasi Benning - Justice System
term expires: 01-01-2024
Mayor Appointment

Mr. Kenneth Fly - Chosen by Mayor
term expires: 01-01-2024
Mayor Appointment

Mr. Walter "Tony" Cox - Justice System
term expires: 02-13-2023
Mayor Appointment

Ms. Belinda Lee
term expires: 03-01-2023
Mayor Appointment



Pastor Kimberly Williams.
term expires: 02-15-2023
Ministerial Assoc.

Mr. Willie Milsap
term expires: 02-15-2023
Swanson Center

Ms. Linda Fay Conley
term expires: 02-15-2023
NAACP

Mr. Rodney McComick
term expires: 02-15-2023
Michigan City Resident

Pastor Dennis Carroll
term expires: 02-15-2023
Human Rights Department

Dr. Wendel McCollum
term expires: 02-16-2022
MCAS

Ms. Tracie Tillman
Council Liaison